Prince Philip: A glance in pictures the place the Duke of Edinburgh visited in Canada

2021-04-09 22:32:50

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, has died at age 99, Buckingham Palace mentioned Friday.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip have lavished a lot consideration on Canada all through their lives, every visiting the nation greater than 20 occasions over time.

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The checklist under consists of some notable Canadian visits by Prince Philip with and with out the Queen.


Princess Elizabeth and her new husband, Prince Philip, did a coast-to-coast tour of the nation in 1951, representing George VI, who was affected by lung most cancers on the time. Philip made his first speeches on Canadian soil throughout this tour.  

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He mentioned he admired that Canada had preserved its independence, developed a definite tradition and had its personal scientific and cultural innovators.

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Prince Philip made 10 journeys to Manitoba courting again to 1951

From sq. dancing and sporting blue denims at Rideau Corridor in Ottawa, to and attending the Calgary Stampede in a white Stetson hat, Princess Elizabeth mentioned that her husband was particularly widespread with Canadians.

Princess Elizabeth and Prince Philip courageous a snowstorm to observe a stampede at Calgary exhibition grounds, Canada, Oct. 24, 1951. Subsequent to the Princess is Donald Hugh Mackay, Mayor of Calgary. The Princess is sporting a mink fur coat, a marriage current from Canada.

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Prince Philip made a solo, 20-day go to to numerous Canadian cities together with Ottawa and Vancouver in 1954.

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This royal tour was designed to point out off Canada’s post-war improvement of science and pure assets, but additionally to absorb the British Empire Video games, at Empire Stadium in Vancouver.

Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh strolling on a dock in the course of the British Empire and Commonwealth Video games, Vancouver, B.C., 1954.

Photograph by N/A/The LIFE Image Assortment by way of Getty Photographs


Queen Elizabeth and the Duke of Edinburgh paid a four-day go to to Hull, Que., and Ottawa the place they formally opened the autumn session of Parliament in 1957. It was Her Majesty’s first go to as Queen.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip driving in a carriage along with the royal guards, Ontario, Canada, October 1957.

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The Queen and Prince Philip attended a six-week tour of all provinces and territories in 1959. Highlights included attending the St. Lawrence Seaway opening, which opened as much as business transport that yr.

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U.S. President Eisenhower and Prime Minister John Diefenbaker have been additionally in attendance.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh, attend within the firm of U.S. President Dwight D. Eisenhower (1890 – 1969), First Girl Mamie Eisenhower (1896 – 1979), Canadian Prime Minister John Diefenbaker (1895 – 1979) and his spouse, Olive Diefenbaker (1902 – 1976) the opening ceremony of the St. Lawrence Seaway, St. Lambert, Que., Canada, twenty sixth June 1959.

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Over a span of 23 days, Prince Philip attended a Commonwealth Research Convention in 1962 and visited 5 cities throughout Canada: Ottawa, Montreal, London, Toronto and Vancouver.

The primary Commonwealth Research Convention was, within the phrases of Prince Philip, “a rare experiment,” got down to present a chance for folks from everywhere in the Commonwealth to depart behind their ordinary roles and, with a various group of individuals, study the connection between business and the neighborhood round it.

Workmen pause to hear as Prince Philip provides an tackle at Massey School in Toronto the place he laid the inspiration stone in 1962.

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The Queen and Prince Philip visited Charlottetown, Quebec Metropolis and Ottawa to attend a commemoration of Confederation conferences that passed off a century earlier.

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The royal couple have been reportedly met with hostility in Quebec Metropolis by separatists who noticed her because the image of previous colonial oppression.

There have been greater than half a dozen demonstrations protesting alongside the Queen’s route. The demonstrators chanted, “Quebec for the Quebecois,” or sang “Alouette,” a music related to French Canada, because the Queen’s automobile handed, in accordance with the New York Occasions.

Separatist riots in the course of the Queen’s go to In Quebec Metropolis on Jan. 12, 1964.

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Queen Elizabeth II (L) and Prince Philip (R) are greeted on arrival from Quebec Metropolis to Ottawa by Prime Minister and Mrs. Lester Pearson.

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The Queen and Prince Philip spent six days in Ottawa and Montreal in June and July 1967 attending celebrations for Canada’s centennial and Expo 1967.

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Prince Philip travelled to Winnipeg in November that yr to open the Pan American Video games.

Queen Elizabeth II, State Secretary Judy LaMarsh and Prince Philip actually had a ball on the Parliament Hill folks artwork live performance in Ottawa on July 1, 1967.

Photograph by Reg Innell/Toronto Star by way of Getty Photographs


Prince Philip visited Ottawa, Newfoundland, New Brunswick, Quebec, Alberta, and B.C., to review operations of the Duke of Edinburgh Awards Scheme.

It could seem like a tug-of-war; nevertheless it’s simply Dianne Murray returning Prince Philip’s hat to him after a rally of Venturer Scouts within the Scarborough Centennial Area. Philip offered certificates to youngsters who’ve accomplished requirments for the Duke of Edinburgh Award; and checked out shows of actions.

(Photograph by Reg Innell/Toronto Star by way of Getty Photographs)


The Queen, Prince Philip, Princess Anne and Prince Charles visited Manitoba in 1970 to mark the one centesimal anniversary of the province’s entry into Confederation. In addition they toured the Northwest Territories to take part in centennial celebrations there.

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Queen Elizabeth II with Prince Philip and Princess Anne in Tuktoyaktuk, within the Northwest Territories of Canada, July 1970.

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The Queen, Prince Charles and Princess Anne toured B.C. in 1971 to mark the centenary anniversary of British Columbia into the Confederation of Canada. Cities they visited included: Victoria, Vancouver, Tofino, Kelowna, Vernon, Penticton, Williams Lake and Comox.

Might 6, 1971: Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip admire a glass-enclosed sculpture offered to them by Mayor Hilbert Roth (proper) throughout their go to in Kelowna, B.C.

(Photograph by Bob Olsen/Toronto Star by way of Getty Photographs)

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The Queen and Prince Philip toured Ontario, Prince Edward Island, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1973. They marked the RCMP centennial, the centennial of P.E.I. becoming a member of Confederation and the tercentennial of Kingston, Ont.

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In accordance with a New York Occasions article from that yr, the schedule included faculty displays, opening ceremonies, banquets, hospital visits and and “the walkabout,” during which the Queen chatted informally with folks within the crowds.

Lower than a month after their earlier go to, the Queen and Prince Philip returned to Canada to greet heads of presidency at Commonwealth conferences in Ottawa.

Prince Philip and Margaret Trudeau; spouse of the Prime Minister, hearken to the Queen as she formally opens the Lester B. Pearson exterior affairs constructing in Ottawa in 1973.


The Queen and princes Philip, Charles, Andrew and Edward toured Nova Scotia and New Brunswick in 1976. In addition they took within the opening ceremonies for the Montreal Olympics and stayed to observe Princess Anne compete in equestrian occasions.

Princess Anne, who was 25 on the time, was a member of the British equestrian workforce.

When the British workforce marched by, “though you needed to be up near see it, Prince Philip gave the Queen a little bit nudge as if to encourage her to wave to daughter Anne marching three rows from the again and three spots in from the curbing within the British workforce,” the Montreal Gazette reported on the time.

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Princess Anne speaking to her father, the Duke of Edinburgh, at Bromont, Que., in the course of the cross nation part of the three-day occasion on the Montreal Olympic Video games.


The Queen and princes Philip, Edward and Andrew go to Newfoundland, Saskatchewan and Alberta in 1978, and attended the Commonwealth Video games in Edmonton.

In accordance with the BBC, a crowd of 45,000 spectators rose to their ft because the Royal Household, travelling in two open-top automobiles, entered the stadium in Edmonton.

In her opening speech, the Queen mentioned how happy she was to be in Edmonton for the video games and, on behalf of the Canadian folks, welcomed the 1,475 athletes from 46 totally different nations to the occasion.

Queen Elizabeth ll and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh trip in an open automobile previous spectators within the stands as they arrive to open the Commonwealth Video games on Aug. 3, 1978, in Edmonton, Canada.


The Queen, accompanied by Prince Philip, visited Ottawa for 4 days to signal the proclamation of the Structure Act in 1982.

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Prime Minister Trudeau and the Queen put together to signal the Structure proclamation as Shopper Affairs Minister Ouellet (left), Secretary of State Regan and Privy Council Clerk Pitfield look on.

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The Queen and Prince Philip visited New Brunswick (Dieppe, Shediac, Moncton, Fredericton, Sackville and Riverview) and Ontario (Ottawa, Morrisburg, Cornwall, Prescott, Kingston, Amhertsview, Windsor, Brantford and Sudbury) for each provinces’ bicentennials in 1984.

The Queen then carried on alone to tour Winnipeg.

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Wilmot Park, Fredericton, N.B., Canada, Sept. 25, 1984.

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The Queen and Prince Philip visited British Columbia, Saskatchewan and Quebec over a 16-day tour in 1987.

The couple was greeted at Victoria Airport by a 21-gun salute, Prime Minister Brian Mulroney, Governor-Common Jeane Sauve, British Columbia Premier William Vander Zalm and several other thousand loyal topics, in accordance with the Related Press.

A spotlight of the royal tour included the Queen’s first return to Quebec since separatists staged riots to protest her go to there in October 1964.

Prime Minister Brian Mulroney is flanked by the Queen and Prince Philip whereas posing for a bunch picture in Vancouver earlier than the royal couple hosted a dinner for Commonwealth leaders.

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The Queen and Prince Philip toured Nova Scotia and British Columbia, the place they attended the Commonwealth Video games in Victoria. The Duke of Edinburgh additionally made stops within the Northwest Territories (Yellowknife, Rankin Inlet and Iqaluit).

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Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip in Canada on Aug.  22, 1994.


The Queen and Prince Philip traveled to Newfoundland in 1997 to have fun the five hundredth anniversary of John Cabot’s arrival. The Queen additionally visited a number of cities in Ontario, whereas Prince Philip surveyed flood harm in Manitoba.

Prince Philip took a particular helicopter journey on his personal to Manitoba after listening to concerning the catastrophe. He needed to see the harm brought on by The Flood of the Century for himself, former chief of protocol for Manitoba Dwight MacAulay, recalled.

“The floodwaters had began to recede, however he was very involved about what was occurring in … Manitoba,” MacAulay mentioned.

MacAulay remembered Prince Philip as an enthralling man with a very good sense of humour who additionally confirmed compassion for these affected by flooding when he visited.

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The Queen and Prince Philip made an 11-day go to to Canada on the final leg of their Commonwealth Golden Jubilee tour in 2002. Amongst different occasions, they dropped a ceremonial puck at a Vancouver Canucks sport, visited the Tomb of the Unknown Soldier in Ottawa, attended a lunch at Rideau Corridor with 51 distinguished Canadians and offered the RCMP musical trip with an Irish mare.

Queen Elizabeth II and the Duke of Edinburgh view ceremonies alongside the Purple River in 2002 in Winnipeg on her twentieth journey to Canada, the final cease of a year-long jubilee tour celebrating her 50-year reign.

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Queen Elizabeth and Prince Philip made a nine-day tour of Saskatchewan and Alberta to have fun each provinces’ centennials in 2005. The journey was characterised by torrents of rain at practically each cease.

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Queen Elizabeth II is proven some moccasins by the Duke of Edinburgh after he was offered with them throughout their go to to the First Nations College in Regina.


The Queen and Prince Philip made a nine-day journey to Canada in 2010, beginning with a cease in Halifax the place she reviewed a flotilla of worldwide warships. In addition they visited Ottawa, Winnipeg, Toronto, and Waterloo, Ont.

Queen Elizabeth II and Prince Philip, Duke of Edinburgh watch a dancer carry out throughout Canada Day celebrations on Parliament Hill on July 1, 2010 in Ottawa, Canada.


Prince Philip made a solo, two-day go to to Toronto in 2013 the place he was offered with the best rank of the Order of Canada. He was additionally awarded new regimental colors to the Third Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment.

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The occasion attracted worldwide consideration as a result of the then 91-year-old prince had decreased his abroad journey.

This was Prince Philip’s final go to to Canada.

Prince Philip visits Canada to current the brand new Colors to the third Battalion of the Royal Canadian Regiment. The ceremony takes place in entrance of the Queen’s Park Legislative Meeting of Ontario.

— With information from World Information Shane Gibson and the Canadian Press

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